ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (March 1, 2019) – For the second time in as many years, St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of children's cancer research, will host one of its signature head-shaving events at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa on Friday, March 15th where team members, guests, and friends will shave their heads to raise money for lifesaving childhood cancer research.
Worldwide, 300,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined. Two-thirds of children treated for childhood cancer will suffer long-term effects from treatment including loss of hearing and sight, heart disease, secondary cancers, learning disabilities, infertility and more. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation exists to change these realities. By working closely with leading pediatric oncologists, they determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.
Borgata’s second annual event will be held from 10am to 6pm in the Signature Room, located next to Bobby Flay Steak, with easy access from Borgata’s surface parking lot. The day will be filled with exciting activations, sweet treats and additional ways to contribute, including chair massages (15 minutes for $15), mini makeup refreshers ($15 for foundation, powder, mascara, blush, lips) and a polish change ($15).
Last year volunteers raised over $28,000 for childhood cancer research, well exceeding expectations in its inaugural year. No appointments are necessary for this event and it is open to anyone in the community including friends, family and significant others, who are all encouraged to donate, participate and spread the message.
More information about the event – including how to volunteer or donate – is available here.
Media coverage is invited to cover and / or participate. Interested outlets must RSVP to Liza Costandino (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Brian Brennan (email@example.com).
About St. Baldrick's Foundation
As the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is leading the charge to take childhood back from cancer. St. Baldrick’s funds some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts who are working to find cures and better treatments for all childhood cancers. Kids need treatments as unique as they are – and that starts with funding research just for them. Join us at StBaldricks.org to help support the best childhood cancer research, no matter where it takes place.
About Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Located in Atlantic City’s Marina District, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa features 2,000 guest rooms and suites; 106,000 square feet of event space; 161,000 square feet of gaming; 189 table games; 2,994 slot machines; a 75+ table poker room; a race and sports book; 11 retail boutiques; 5 acclaimed fine dining restaurants by renowned chefs; 10 casual dining options; a 54,000 square foot spa; 88,000 square feet of event space; 20,000 square foot indoor/outdoor pool and garden; 32,000 square foot outdoor pool; 4 signature nightlife experiences; and parking for 7,100 cars. The market-leading resort also features Atlantic City’s first cosmopolitan hotel experience, The Water Club at Borgata, with 800 guest rooms and suites; a 36,000 square foot spa; 18,000 square feet of meeting space; 6 designer retail boutiques; and 5 heated indoor and outdoor pools. Borgata offers online gaming within the state of New Jersey through its real-money gaming sites, borgatacasino.com and borgatapoker.com. Borgata is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM). For more information about Borgata, please visit theborgata.com or follow Borgata on Facebook and Twitter.
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